Kanye West has been branded “ignorant” for including lyrics about Parkinson’s disease on his new album. The rapper’s sixth studio album, Yeezus, was released this week and a storm has already brewed up over one of the tracks.
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A year and a half after President Obama loosened restrictions on government funding of human-embryonic-stem-cell research, a federal judge on Monday, Aug. 23, declared all such studies temporarily off-limits for taxpayer dollars, on the grounds that they violate a 1996 law.
It could be argued that the world does not need a new science, but Laurence J. Peter, a professor of education at the University of Southern California, has invented one.
When Nina Temple was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2000, then aged 44, she quickly became depressed, barely venturing out of her house as she struggled to come to terms with living with the chronic condition. “I was thinking of all the things which I wished I’d done with my life and I wouldn’t be able to do. And then I started thinking about all the things that I still actually could do and singing was one of those,” Temple told CNN.